Report: Sheriff won't allow marriage

Shayanna Jenkins, fiancee of former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, weeps in the courtroom after a bail hearing for Hernandez
Aaron Hernandez's fiancee Shayanna Jenkins reacts in court.
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Count getting married as one of the freedoms former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez could forfeit while incarcerated.

Hernandez is being held in Massachusetts’ Bristol County House of Corrections after he plead not guilty to murder in the June 17 death of Odin Lloyd.

Now, according to USA Today, Bristol County Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson says he will do all he can to prohibit Hernandez from getting married while in jail.

"I don't subscribe to that. I feel that those rights are things that you access on the outside, if you're a good citizen," he told the paper. "We'll do everything we can to not have that happen.

"If you want to get married, what you do is, you stay out of jail."

Hernandez has a child with fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins, with whom he lived prior to his arrest. Last week, prosecutors said that “Jenkins had begun speaking with investigators until receiving a phone call from Hernandez telling her to keep quiet,” according to the report.

If married to Hernandez, Jenkins could claim marital privilege. According to multiple legal sites, the privilege is the same as attorney-client privilege and makes all communication between spouses private and confidential. The privilege only covers couples who are legally married and begins the moment a couple is married.

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